Social Initiative To Bring Remembrance To The Living Room

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Across the Twin Cities two weeks ago, people gathered in virtual living rooms as a part of Zikaron BaSalon, a Holocaust remembrance initiative that started in Israel and has been making its way across the U.S., including Minnesota, in recent years. The Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish Federations and JCRC partnered for two nights of […]

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Jewish Organizations’ Statements After Derek Chauvin Found Guilty

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After the guilty verdicts of the former Minneapolis policeman who killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020, a number of Jewish organizations released statements: Jewish Community Action: Today, Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. He is the first white police officer in Minnesota history to be convicted for […]

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Chauvin Guilty On All Counts, But Work Remains Ahead

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Enzi Tanner didn’t watch the trial of Derek Chauvin. Even as the jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday afternoon on all three counts that Chauvin was charged with — second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter — the community safety organizer at Jewish Community Action had been thinking of issues bigger than the result. The April […]

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Minnesota Rabbinical Association Letter Awaiting Chauvin Verdict

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To the Minnesota Jewish Community and Beyond:  We have counted 330 days since George Floyd was killed by former police officer Derek Chauvin. Today many of us are counting the minutes and hours with enormous heaviness and unease as we anticipate a verdict in the trial that could convict Derek Chauvin of second-degree unintentional murder, […]

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Antisemitic Stickers Posted Near 3 MN College Campuses

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Several different antisemitic stickers, all with the same white supremacist website listed on them, were placed near the campus areas of the University of Minnesota, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter over the last week and a half.  The first, which read “Hitler Was Right,” was seen in Mankato on Yom […]

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Community Coming Together For Virtual Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

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Maybe next year will be the time we can all get together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut as a community, but as long as we’re all going to be together virtually, the JCC and their community partners are determined to make the best of it. Steve Mintz, the new director of programming at the Minnesota JCC, […]

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